Research Areas

Research Expertise Database
To find Purdue faculty who are active in these areas, please visit the Indiana Database of University Research Expertise (INDURE).

  • Environment and Ecology
    Water Quality Engineering
    Sustainable Energy Systems and Impacts
    Greening the Built Environment
    Watershed Engineering and Management
    Environmental Remediation
    Life Cycle Engineering
    Reducing Impacts of Chemicals and Materials
    Climate Change and Greenhouse Gasses
     
  • Human-in-the-Loop Engineering
    Human-Computer Interfaces
    Human Factors
    Perception Based Engineering
     
  • Imaging
    Image Processing
    Medical Imaging
    Multimedia Systems
    Printing and Display of Images
    Remote Sensing
    Video and Image Compression
     
  • Manufacturing and Materials Processing
    Computer Integrated Design and Manufacturing
    Laser Materials Processing
    Manufacturing Processes and Systems
    Quality Control
     
  • Materials
    Ceramics
    Composite Materials
    Electronic Materials
    Fatigue and Fracture
    Layered Materials
    Metallurgy
    Polymers
    Properties and Microstructure
     
  • Measurement
    Geographical Information Systems
    Materials Characterization (Electron Microscopy, X-ray diffraction, AFM, etc.)
    Metrology
    Photogrammetry
    Spectroscopy
     
  • Mechanical Systems
    Mechanics, Acoustics, Vibrations
     
  • Micro/Nano Science and Engineering
    MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems)
    Microfluidics
    Nanostructures
    Tribology
     
  • Optics
    Applied Optics
    Fiber Optics
    Integrated Optics
    Non-Linear Optics
    Optical Devices
    Optical Diagnostics
    Ultrafast Optics
     
  • Systems Engineering
    Computer Vision
    Intelligent Adaptive Control
    Logistics
    Manufacturing System Simulation and Optimization
    Mechatronics
    Operations Research
    Robotics
    System Analysis and Control
     
  • Thermal and Transport Processes
    Combustion
    Fluid Mechanics
    Heat and Mass Transfer
    Multiphase Flows
    Particulate Flows
    Sprays
    Thermodynamics
     
  • Vehicle Engineering
    Advanced IC Engines
    Intelligent Engine Control
    Noise and Vibration Control
    Vehicle Dynamics